Jewish Views podcast: Limmud 2018, Back to Berlin and Yavneh on top

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Jewish Views podcast: Limmud 2018, Back to Berlin and Yavneh on top

Guests on this week's podcast include Jon Freedman, Catherine Lurie, Spencer Lewis, Fran Wolfisz and Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg

Guests on this week's Jewish Views podcast
Guests on this week's Jewish Views podcast

This week we speak to Jon Freedman, the newly appointed Deputy Director of Limmud about his new position and this years’ conference.

Director, Catherine Lurie chats about her new film ‘Back to Berlin’ a feature documentary that follows the mission of eleven bikers who take the Maccabiah torch from Israel to the site of the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Headteacher Spencer Lewis, talks about his school, Yavneh College being named as the best performing comprehensive school in the country.

Features Editor, Fran Wolfisz reviews The Jewish News and our Rabbinic Thought for the Week comes from Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg of New North London Masorti Synagogue.

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